Logs and wood fuels for open fires and wood-burning stoves
Log fires at Christmas, other special occasions or indeed
at any time at all. Even if you don't burn logs regularly
there is nothing to beat the smell and glow of a real log
Logs are also ideal for use in Fire Pits and Chimeneas
in the summertime to extend the warm (or, sometimes, not
so warm) summer evenings.
Dry Seasoned Cut Logs
Champfleurie Estate supply logs in various pack sizes and
distribute them throughout the UK.
Log Burning is Environmentally Friendly
With the cost of Gas and Electricity soaring, heating your
main living area with logs or wood fuel is one way of reducing
your energy bill and at the same time contributing to the
reduction in CO2 emissions (wood carbon is neutral).
half of our estate is populated by trees (mostly hardwoods).
These woodlands carry a tree preservation order so considerate
management is absolutely essential.
We appreciate that the beauty of these woodlands came about
as a result of unselfish planting throughout the last 200
years and feel it is our duty to continue this practice
in order to preserve this natural asset for future generations.
Replacement tree programme
Many of our hardwood trees were planted by Sir Thomas White
over 200 years ago and are coming to the end of their natural
In the last 18 years we have seen a substantial number
of trees fall by occasional high winds and simply old age.
To counteract this loss over 1000 young hardwood trees
were planted in 1999 and they are now well established.
There has also been launched a continuous programme of
re-generation and further hardwood plantings are planned
in the future.
The mature trees, which come from both our own fallen hardwoods
and from the activities of local registered tree surgeons
(which was previously going to landfill) are stored
for at least 2 years before being cut into rounds and then
split into logs.
Finishing and cutting to cut logs
At the beginning of each year the seasoned timber is split
into cut logs approx 8 to 10" in length and placed
into large 2-cubic metre storage crates.
Every effort is made to ensure our logs are an ideal size
for use in open fires, wood-burning stoves and log-burning
central heating systems.
Air Dried natural logs
logs are air dried naturally for the whole of the summer
ready for sale the following winter.
That way our logs are down to between 15% and 20% moisture
so they burn much better, much cleaner, (especially noticeable
with glass-fronted stoves) and give out much more heat than
recently cut logs.
The popularity of Chamfleurie Estate logs has resulted
in a doubling of production year on year.
Never buy logs by weight alone
Always consider the moisture content and volume as well
otherwise you are paying good money just for for water.
Our giant bag of logs would weigh over 600 kilos if filled
with unseasoned logs.
Our drying process reduces this weight to as low as 190
kilos at best but the volume remains the same.
How to get the best from your logs
Champfleurie Estate put every effort into making sure your
logs are properly seasoned, dry and ready to burn in open
fires, wood-burning stoves or log-burning central heating
We trust you will find them to be the best logs you have
Keep your logs dry
We only remove your logs from their airing crates immediately
prior to delivery so as to ensure they as dry as can be
when you receive them.
Once you receive your logs remove them from the bag as
soon as possible.
They are best stored in a dry ventilated place (check
out our Log
Store on Champfleurie
Estate website) and brought into the house at least
24 hours before burning.
A log basket beside the fire is an ideal place to 'finish
Burn your logs properly
Like other fuels, wood logs need plenty of air to burn
It is best to allow a fresh change of logs to burn freely
until they almost turn to charcoal and only then to 'damp'
down the fire by reducing the air supply.
Filling a stove with logs and damping it down straight
away, stops the 'volatiles' from burning and generates a
lot of smoke and tar that is bad for health and the environment.
Use your logs safely
Most hardwood logs will not spark but the occasional ancient
pine log in our bags are more likely to.
This will not be a problem with wood burning stoves unless
a vent or door is left open, but please take care when using
an open fire, especially when unattended.
It is best to use a very close mesh fireguard in these
circumstances or consider burning only Blazer Logs.
Prevent Chimney Fires
Chimneys need to be swept at least once a year in order
to avoid the risk of a chimney fire and carbon monoxide
As with the burning of any fuel for the production of heat,
wood and wood logs can produce this poisonous gas if the
flue or chimney is blocked, the equipment is faulty or there
is a lack of ventilation.
Smoke Control Areas
Within a smoke control zone, wood and logs can only be
burnt on Exempted Appliances pursuant to Smoke Control (Exempted
It is illegal to burn wood in any other device and illegal
to deliver wood or logs (for burning) to properties within
the area for use in non-conforming devices.
By placing your log order with us we presume you have checked
on your legal obligations beforehand and that the regulations
regarding the burning of wood logs in your area will be
strictly adhered to.
If you are in any doubt check with your local authority
environmental health officer. Local to us, Edinburgh, Falkirk
and North Lanarkshire are all Air Quality Management Areas.
further information on all aspects of log burning check
the website www.nef.org.uk/logpile
Logs are delivered FREE within 5 miles of the estate. Call
01506 847999 for details of carriage charges outwith 5 miles
and up to 25 miles.
For log deliveries over 25 miles the most economical purchase
is the Double Giant Bag as the price includes the
delivery charge by Palletline to anywhere on the UK mainland.
* This is a large bag about 6' tall
and weighing nearly half a ton. It is important that you
understand our carrier is contracted to deliver it to the
kerbside, however most drivers will do their best to get
the pallet as close as possible to your property as long
as the ground is even and not on a slope. It may well be
in certain circumstances you may have to topple the bag
and transport the logs yourself by barrow or other means
into your garage or shed etc.
** All bags of cut logs, air dried
naturally down to between 15% and 20% moisture and approx
8 to 10" in length.